LEA Global delivers unmatched power to your organization —
personal global connections, innovative accounting and business
experts, and quality specialists in diverse services and industries. As a client of an LEA Global firm, you gain the dynamic insight and counsel you and your business demand.
As the second largest international professional association, LEA Global can open doors in more than 100 countries where our 189 firms operate with combined annual revenue of more than $2.6 billion.
LEA Global does what a Big 4 firm can’t—provide personal business relationships within a global alliance of independently owned, entrepreneurial firms. Partners in LEA Global firms understand well their clients’ challenges because they, too, are business owners seeking to grow their companies. They don’t sit back in a corner office with the door closed—they’re active on the front lines and work closely with clients, from start-ups to fourth-generation businesses and from private to public companies as well as nonprofits and individuals. LEA Global firms also provide even more value to clients’ bottom lines with fees averaging significantly below what Big 4 firms charge.
LEA Global isn’t a glorified directory of loosely connected international providers. We are an alliance of strong, productive and personal relationships that grow through individual and LEA Global-sponsored opportunities. We schedule more than 100 events each year for the firms to interact with each other and continue their education on a multitude of topics, from professional development to new accounting regulations and trends in business. LEA Global firm members don’t need to search on Google to find experienced accountants in an unfamiliar industry or geographic area for their clients—they already personally know the right people to contact—fellow LEA Global members.
That LEA Global muscle is extended to all our firms’ clients: Empowered people. Reduced bureaucracy. Affordable fees. Exceeded expectations.
Sharing Clients’ Successes
LEA Global firms’ success hinges on helping clients succeed, whether they need assistance crossing state lines in the United States or crossing country borders around the world. Perhaps they need industry-specific insight or in-depth insight on a particular service. Whatever the clients’ needs, LEA Global firms stand ready to help:
A middle market company began doing business internationally, but was hesitant to aggressively pursue opportunities in countries where the executives didn’t have contacts. Intimidated by the unknown, the company worked with its LEA Global firm to build the bridge, gaining local familiarity through LEA Global’s connections to accounting and banking contacts as well as attorneys. The new relationships also helped the company cut through all the red tape involved in crossing borders.
How LEA Global Works
A U.S. provider of sophisticated electronics equipment has customer locations in multiple states. When it faced a multi-million-dollar assessment for uncollected sales tax in the state of Washington, the electronics provider turned to its Oregon-based LEA firm for assistance. That firm reached out to a fellow LEA firm in Washington who used a past case to convince the state’s auditor to drop the assessment.
When a company with subsidiaries around the world sought to outsource its tax function, it considered an LEA Global firm and a Big 4 firm. The LEA Global firm coordinated the proposal with fellow LEA member firms located where the company’s subsidiaries were. After reviewing both proposals, the company determined its complete global outsourcing solution should be provided by the LEA Global firm.
A U.S.-based gear box manufacturer operates facilities in multiple countries. At one of its smaller operations in Europe, the manufacturer used a management agency to take care of payroll, invoicing, collections and payables. When the manufacturer mentioned this to its LEA Global firm, it was connected with the LEA Dutch affiliate, which ultimately provided the same services for approximately half the cost.
Firms can’t just write a check and sign up to join LEA Global. They must go through rigorous due diligence before being accepted into the alliance. LEA Global firms take their membership seriously—and that’s because when they invite another firm to work with their clients, they must be confident those referrals provide experienced counsel.
Working collaboratively, LEA Global firms focus on client service, meaning the partner in the original engagement stays involved. That connection provides consistency and intimate client knowledge—a practice indicative of the value LEA Global places on the qualities of thought leadership, in-depth knowledge, expertise and proactive advisory services.